MoneyNeverSleeps: Clarisse Hagege, Dfns and Protecting Your Crypto Assets

Clarisse Hagege, founder and CEO of Dfns, joins the show this week recorded recently as part of the Techstars Web3 Community Series events organized by the Techstars Web3 Accelerator. Dfns is a cybersecurity company providing wallet infrastructure for web3. From banks to gaming studios, developer teams rely on their decentralized custody network to build seamless applications and deliver smooth experiences for crypto.

This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

In addition to Dfns, Clarisse is also a mentor for the Techstars Web3 Accelerator, and a graduate of the ABN Amro + Techstars Future of Finance Accelerator class of 2021.

In this episode, Clarisse Hagege and Pete Townsend riff on the drivers behind why ‘builders are still building’ in web3 in the midst of the bear market, getting the right balance between security and freedom when protecting your crypto assets, how the history of custody is informing how we decentralize trust so that we can ‘trust the tech’ rather than third parties, and the challenges of building in web3.


“When you’re in a bear market, you should start building – this is true for all industries – and this is usually when you get the best solutions. You’re no longer trying to catch up with a market that is growing way too fast and not looking at your own priorities. You’re focused on building a good product for customers rather than for the hype.”


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